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i give up you win u bully

no, really, I don’t know why one is  :-\
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Interior Trim / Sorting out a couple of dash rattles - 2018 model.
« Last Post by Anchorman on October 20, 2018, 06:10:09 pm »
I had a couple of rattles which curiously, I never had with my red 2017 model.  I’ve sorted them now with a bit of input from RRG Stockport who have been superb about sorting defects since I changed over from Toyota to Mazda.  Anyway, thats another subject so first, the rattle from the centre dash vent.  The left one rattled consistently when the vent was in the open position.  It took a bit to identify it but RRG had it in for another job and they greased the linkage.  I had the trim off to sort another rattle which I’ll come to but here is the bit that needs greasing if you get the same rattle;



I just got some Ceratec brake grease which will withstand being hot and applied to the linkage just like RRG had done to the left side (Note, I had only taken the vents off while I sorted the other rattle and did this as a precaution).  I just cut a strip of cardboard and used it as a spatula;



OK, on to the reason I took the trim out (it comes complete with the centre vents).  I had another tick that was coming from the dash directly in front of me.  I could stop it by applying pressure just above the instruments.  After taking the dash trims off, the reason became clear.  It was contact between the instrument bezel and the upper trim - the one with the centre vents in.  It just all pulls apart by getting your fingers behind.  The R/H section comes complete with the instrument bezel and the left one comes after the lower trim - the one with the starter button.  It looks a bit like this when you get to it;



You can see the witness mark where the two parts have contacted each other;



So after thorough cleaning (dust and grit can make horrendous creaking and ticking noises), I applied a bit of stick on foam.



Pop it all back on.  Don’t forget to attach the hazard warning switch wire and the and the starter switch wire;





......and the flex trim on the steering column shroud;



The ventilation controls are beautifully made with flexible rubber seals;



Mazda spend millions on developing materials that don’t reflect on the windscreen.  Apply silicone shine at your peril!  This is the best product I’ve come across that leaves it dull and clean;



Finally, a little tip to avoid rattly sunglasses in the overhead holder.  Trap a little bit of foam on top of the sunglasses as you shut it;



A little test drive confirms - a rattle free dash!
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i give up you win u bully
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General Discussion / MOVED: 3 Year service plan quotes
« Last Post by Willpower on October 19, 2018, 10:17:17 pm »
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Engine/Transmission/Powertrain/Exhaust / Re: heater temperature
« Last Post by Anchorman on October 19, 2018, 07:18:09 pm »
Mike, have you got both left and right temperature controls turned up. Mine isn’t very warm when the left is down and the right up but when they are both up it’s hot enough to burn after a few seconds.
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Theres no camaras behind  the logo  just a radar plate!

What’s a radar plate?
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Theres no camaras behind  the logo  just a radar plate!
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Troubleshooting / Re: Sport button puzzle
« Last Post by Anchorman on October 19, 2018, 03:37:48 pm »
I take it you never noticed the word SPORT was at the front of the switch!!!
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My mate was designing radar cruise control and he said that one of the biggest challenges was getting the cameras to see past the logo.
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CX-5 / Re: Recall - Diesel Engine Concerns
« Last Post by Deeps on October 19, 2018, 03:23:10 pm »
There is also an article in a German automotive website making mention of these issues and the recall. However, at present I can find no mention of it listed on the official KBA website,  the authority responsible for the issuing of recall notices. https://www.kfz-betrieb.vogel.de/mazda-ruft-die-baureihen-2-3-6-und-cx-5-zurueck-a-766250/ That said, the recall concerning the boot lid dampers was first mentioned on the site linked to earlier with the KBA following on some time later. From what I read a full days work is involved so I would imagine the cost to Mazda would be pretty high considering the number of vehicles/models involved. Interestingly the article states that the problems have been known to Mazda since March. Um.
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